Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FlashNews Footnotes: Producer’s Page

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Those in New York City can enjoy a free stand-up comedy show presented by Comedy Central June 19 at Central Park. The show features comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Pablo Francisco taking the “SummerStage,” where 30 other freebie programs will go down this season. Not only do attendees get free laughs, the first 3,000 people also get a reusable shopping bag. The comedians may be available for interviews. Press info: Renata Luczak; (212) 767-8661; renata.luczak@comedycentral.com.

LOS ANGELES – Iconic rockers Alice In Chains are back in the studio recording an album that’s slated for release this September. The band has just signed onto EMI’s Virgin Records and are excited to be working on their first studio album in more than 10 years. The group is playing at different music festivals throughout the summer to tide fans over until the CD release. Media inquiries or requests: Jules Exum; (323) 871-5553; jules.exum@emimusic.com.

ROATAN, Honduras – A new attraction in Roatan, Honduras, is giving visitors a history lesson. Maya Key is located in the harbor and boasts reconstructions of famous Mayan ruins, a traditional Mayan village, and a wildlife rescue center displaying many of Honduras’ wild species. Maya Key is now open on a 11.5-acre private key. It’s part of Anthony’s Key Resort, which operates on the second largest barrier reef system in the world. Press questions: (954) 929-0090; www.anthonyskey.com.

NEW YORK – Many ladies will be walking through Central Park in New York this Thursday (Jun. 11) during the first annual Women@NBCU Mentors Walk. NBC is partnering with Step up Women’s Network to get career women and up-and-coming career girls together. Each mentor will accompany aspiring young career gals through Central Park as they “walk & talk” about jobs in the advertising, finance, legal, digital, and media fields. Female mentors include chefs, CEOs, presidents, founders, and TV personalities. Media info: Summer Wilkie; (212) 651-5272; Summer.Wilkie@nbcuni.com.

NEW YORK – Historian Jackson Lears, author of Rebirth Of A Nation: The Making Of Modern America, 1877-1920 (Harper), is available for interviews to discuss the driving forces behind the decisions of American leaders during the years between the Civil War and World War I. He can talk about everyone and everything that contributed to the making of modern America and what lessons we can learn from the past for today. Media requests: Beth Harper; (212) 207-7985; elizabeth.harper@harpercollins.com.

JACKSON, Miss. – The Tougaloo Art Colony in Jackson, Mississippi, is determined to produce amazing artists. On July 12-17, TAC will host five art sessions with pros including lessons in printmaking, mixed media painting, art in the surreal, ceramics, and acrylics. There will also be a three-day art camp for kids ages 6-14. Their works will be featured on the fourth (Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
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